Showing posts from October, 2019

The Newbie (Temptations and Troubles in Downers Grove Book 1) Kindle Edition by J. Haney & , S.I. Hayes Ha

Book Synopsis:

"Homecoming is gonna get complicated…

It’s not easy being a single mom, and for Jennifer (Jo) Delgado, it’s sometimes a doozy. The new school year is already off to a rocky start. Her fifteen-year-old is having sex, with the new girl down the street, who’s a dad is the new English teacher. What’s worse is every woman in Downer’s Grove is salivating over him. Sure he’s hot like makes your thighs go squish kind of hot, and he looks good in shorts and all wet… but who’s got time for that? Certainly not Jo… Right?

New town, a new set of problems for English Teacher, Nico Grant. His daughter Kyra is bedding the locals, and already the vultures are circling. But there is a couple of moms that seem sorta reasonable. Maybe he can make a friend? You know someone to talk to besides the kid? She’s excellent but adult time would be nice too.
What happens when the kids take over, and the parents lose control? It’s time to hold on tight and go along for the ride. That’s life with…

Tangled Up In Christmas by Lisa Renee Jones

Book Synopsis:

"I might be a country girl from the same small town of Sweetwater, Texas, as horse wrangler Roarke Frost, the girl next door who knows him like few know him, but I didn't know enough to save my heart.
He's the reason why I left Sweetwater behind. But now fate proves she loves a wicked twist and sends me back to Sweetwater to pull together a Christmas festival—and I run smack into the man again, quite literally. His body is pressed to mine, his hands on my arms, and I'm melting like chocolate in the sizzling Texas sunshine. And I run. I know it’s not exactly respectable, but it works, just not for long. No matter how much I try to get tangled up in Christmas, I end up tangled up in Roarke instead—and the man has me feeling the heat of our attraction and the warmth of our past friendship. He feels like Mr. Right, but history says he’s Mr. Wrong. But if he wants a second chance, Roarke Frost is going to have to work for it. He’ll need to prove to me that …

Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas A River Ranch Novel by Soraya Lane

Book Synopsis:

"Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide during the holidays in this next book in the River Ranch series! 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Ford family ranch. Will one cowboy’s homecoming be the greatest gift of all? He left town and never looked back.
Cody Ford is a Wall Street honcho with humble Texas roots. This holiday season, he’d be content to just stay in New York and not face his family—and dodge their questions about when and with whom he plans to settle down and if he will do so back at home. But his father isn’t getting any younger, and Cody doesn’t want to miss any last chances to see him and the rest of the folks back on the ranch. The last person Cody was expecting to see? His one-time girlfriend, Lexi Murphy, who’s been working as his dad’s new live-in nurse. She never forgot him. Can she ever forgive him?
Lexi still holds a grudge against Cody. Back then, the college-bound heartthrob believed he was too good for a small-town girl lik…

Tell Me Tru by J. Haney Oct 29

Book Synopsis:

"Lies have a way of coming to light. Especially when love is on the line.

Tru Averdeen had everything a person could want. Money, fame, the power to influence others. Her way was paved on her fortune and her face. With porcelain skin, ahead of fiery curls, all framing a pair of pastel blue eyes and lips like pink roses she has been a Media Spectacle since she was born. Then she met Holly…

Holly Turner came up rough. Emotionally damaged all she wanted was a life worth living. Then she sees a face on TV crying over some lost rich daddy. Her wheels turn and soon she is face to face with Tru and the truth…

It’s been four years since that night. They don’t speak of it, not anymore. Tru has fallen away from the limelight, letting Holly take on her name, her face, friends. All Tru wants is a quiet happy existence away, and all Holly wants is what’s owed to her. It’s worked for four years…


Title: Tell Me Tru
Author: J. Haney
Publisher: Haney Hayes Books
Series: A…

Rendezvous with Danger (Reunited Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by Sharon C. Cooper

Book Synopsis:

"Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover.

Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?"

Romantic Suspense
NOTE: Books in this series can stand alone.

Title:  Re…

Secret Rendezvous (Reunited Series) Kindle Edition by Sharon C. Cooper

Book Synopsis:

"Former Navy SEAL, Quinn Hamilton, is a special operative for the U.S. government and has been secretly dating CIA counter-intelligence officer, Alandra Pargas, for eight months. She’s brilliant, excited by danger, and the sexiest woman he’s ever known. Together they are a force to be reckoned with - inside and outside of the bedroom. But while Alandra is on assignment in Guerrero, Mexico, she’s captured by the country’s most dangerous drug cartel, and Quinn sets out on a black op of his own to save the woman he can’t live without.

Secret Rendezvous is the short story prequel to Rendezvous with Danger. Join me as we visit an old friend, Quinn Hamilton (first introduced in Blue Roses) and meet his love interest, Alandra Pargas.

This is a short story.
Title:  Secret Rendezvous -  Prequel Author:  Sharon C. Cooper Publisher:  Amaris Publishing LLC               Series:  Reunited Series Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Secret Rendezvous" by Sharon C.  C…

On the Run: The Legend of Mercy and Mayhem Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae

Book Synopsis:

"Hell has no fury like a soul scorned! That saying couldn’t be truer when it comes to the two lost souls in this book. Come on a gory, bloody, murderous thrill ride following Mercy and Mayhem as Lacey explores the legend of the couple dubbed as the hood Mickey and Mallory Knox. After witnessing her entire family being murdered and becoming grotesquely disfigured herself, ten years later Lacey discovers the diaries of the demons from her nightmares and sets out to get her revenge. Take this gruesome, rollercoaster ride and explore the mind of the world’s most notorious ghetto serial killers…if you dare!"

Title:  On The Run:  The Legend of Mercy and Mayhem
Author:  Niki Jilvontae
Publisher:  Niki Jilvontae Presents; 2 edition                    
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Four

"On The Run:  The Legend of Marcy and Mayhem" by Niki Jilvontae

My Rationalization:  

I will definitely agree 'Hell has no fury like a soul scorned' as it was for…

Escort (Lunch Break Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Book Synopsis:

"He was the only man she’d ever loved…

When CEO Monica Stratton needs to make an appearance that could catapult her career to new heights, she sends her assistant to pick out a chaperone from the agency—a discreet escort service with the finest gentlemen money can buy.
But when the man on her doorstep turns out to be the only one to make her pulse thump recklessly, the evening will take her on a passionate ride to surrender, one she may wish will never end.

The Lunch Break Series is not a continuation of the same story in parts. It is a series of standalone novellas/short stories that you can enjoy on your lunch break hour. These stories are written purely for your quick gratification."

Title: Escort Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:  Love Is A Drug Ink Series:  Lunch Break Series Book 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Escort" by Stephanie Nicole Norris
My Rationalization:  

This was a sweet short 'Lunch Break Series' fea…

Broken Words. Broken Hearts. Kindle Edition by Elisabeth

Book Synopsis:

"Leaving her was the hardest thing I could ever do.
I should’ve never done it, but I had to.
If only she knew that I did a lot of things because I loved her.
Hell, I still love her now.
She’s everything to me and will always mean the world to me…
So why am I now back, years later?
It’s a new city, a new opportunity to pick up the pieces, knowing I’m the only one who can mend her heart.
No one else has the tools to do so but me.
They were my broken words, promises, and vow to heal both of our broken hearts."

Title: Broken Words. Broken Hearts.
Author: Elisabeth
Publisher: Imperial Publishing House
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Broken Words. Broken Hearts." by Elisabeth

My Rationalization:

A love story that had separated Dragos and Neema for ten years. Now that Dragos was back in Neema's life will they be able to pick up where they left off so many years ago as we will be given a little bit of the story of what had happened earlier in their rela…

Tears of Evidence: An Urban Story Kindle Edition by J Brinkley

Book Synopsis:

"Caught up in the fog of a dream that feels too much like reality, Troy’s awakening will be one of calmness, followed by disappointment.

Misunderstood, as a young man growing up, trouble and hardship seem to follow him from adolescence to adulthood. He decides to dig deeper for the truth that will free him from the grips of a fatalistic life."

Title:  Tears of Evidence:  An Urban Story Author:  J. Brinkley Publisher:  VOMA Publications  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:   "Tears of Evidence" by J. Brinkley
My Rationalization:  

What a story with such emotions will be felt all over the place.  What a story of how it turned out to be a dream.  Will he be able to achieve any of it?  A well-written story that this author gives the reader that will give one thought long after the read.  At the end of this read, we are given some well-written poems that will only leave you in awe.

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Book Synopsis:

"Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.

During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, a person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity too. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.

Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in …

Bundle of Love: A Western Romance Novel (Long Valley Romance Book 7) Kindle Edition by Erin Wright

Book Synopsis:

"The love he needs might be the last thing he expects…

Adam Whitaker has loved and lost more times than he can count. His father died before he was born, and then a tragic accident stole his high school sweetheart from him. But as the town’s vet and the director of an equine therapy camp, life is going great nowadays.
All right, fine – it’s plenty stressful, and at the end of the day, it’s also turning out to be plenty lonesome.
And then, in strolls Kylie VanLueven, his very new and very pretty receptionist. The first time he met Kylie, she was just a kid. Now, she’s all grown up, with curves in all the right places. She’s doing a good job at the clinic, but he won’t ever let it be more than that, despite the longing she stirs in him.
Besides, he’s sure that she’s hiding a secret… 

The secret she carries won’t stay secret for long…
Kylie has come home to Sawyer on the heels of a bad break up. She kicked the abusive loser to the curb to protect herself and, more importan…

Duncan's Pride (2.5) (Across the Aisle Book 3) Kindle Edition by Xyla Turner

Book Synopsis:

"Duncan's Pride was written by USA Today Bestselling & Multi-Award Winning Author Xyla Turner

I can handle it, I said.
Duncan can handle it, I said.
We can handle it, I said.
Shit, we can't handle it. We said...

Portia had this undeniable belief that the two of us having a child would be a good thing. She had no evidence to confirm these suspicions, but I had the first-hand experience. Therefore, I charted what having children would mean for my mental sanity. The percentage was low. It was especially low for my wife.
Also, I did not factor twins into the calculations."

Author's Note: This is a novella and readers should read Book 1, Trent and must read Book 2: Duncan as those characters are heavily intertwined into Duncan's Pride. Cameos by Mr. Vega and Faith, Trent and Bernie. Also, this book, specifically the Hero, is a bit different than a typical Xyla Turner book. It is IR, BWWM, and HEA, but Duncan is a different ki…

Bad and Boujee 2 (Bad and Boujee, Book 2) The Finale by Sasha Davenport

Book Synopsis:


"Hollywood's bougie, bad girls are back!!! Alaïa, Miracle, and Chloè have been through it all together, but a rift is caused in their relationship when greed and betrayal come into play. Will their friendship survive the lies and deception? Or will their troublesome habits be their ultimate downfall?"

Title:  Bad and Boujee 2: The Finale Author:  Sasha Davenport Publisher: Jade Publications    Series:  Bad and Boujee. Book 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Bad and Boujee 2" By Sasha Davenport
My Rationalization:
Well, it seems like Alaïa finally got some to love that also loved her.  Definitely, L who wasn't your typical bad boy was there for Alaïa as he was able to take care of what he needed to do, with the snakes being dealt with, however, he did let something slide earlier and will that come back in the end to bite him?  As we read through this book 2 we see that a lot of things will come ou…

Bad and Boujee: A Love Story (Bad and Boujee, Book 1) Kindle Edition by Sasha Davenport

Book Synopsis:


Nobody can compete with Hollywood’s bougie bad girls Alaïa, Miracle, and Chloè. They’ve been through everything together, be it relationships, heartbreak, or trying times.

Everyone knows Alaïa as an actress who quickly rose through the celebrity ranks to be crowned the town’s It girl, but she’s so much more. A romantic at heart, she falls in love with her grouchy but handsome neighbor, a mysterious man who calls himself L. But little does she know, the seemingly harmless man is, in fact, a ruthless contract killer with a talent for taking out any target.

Meanwhile, Chloè would like nothing more than to be left alone to live her life as she chooses, but her overbearing mother armed with a myriad of control issues and a greedy nature keeps pimping her out to the highest bidder, despite her daughter’s objections.

Although the girls always have plenty going on in their lives, the turbulence is only heightened when a couple o…